That's a part of the problem with conversation. There is no such thing as an accepted norm. Here in the US we are "free". I am free to believe, free to speak, free to express in anyway I want to. Being that I don't live in Australia I can't really know what is accepted there or not and you would do good to realize that.Originally Posted by Canumbler
First of all Nintendo has copyrights and user agreements in place that are supposed to protect their software from being altered. From your point of view and Frog's, I could easily argue my way out of stealing anything. You/We can always find a technicality or some offbeat method of getting around anything. You deprive nintendo of support for their products that you obviously enjoy. That's the only thing I really need to say about that as, that is fact. You also deprive them of their rights to control how their software is obtained. Those are broader deprivations that can be agrued of course but will always lead back to square one. Yet they are true.
Neither side has any way of proving that piracy is stealing or that it is not. That's why we are/were debating it. Maybe it "irks" those of us who thinks and believes that it is.